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Research to reduce carbon in SCL
03 August, 2022
Research recently complete on low carbon sprayed concrete (LCSC), including work for HS2,is summarised by participants Chris Peaston of Peaston Concrete Consultancy, Chris Goodier, Sergio Cavalaro and Zhi Hu of Loughborough University, Michael Sataya of Arup, Stuart Manning of Shotcrete Services, and John Reddy of Ecocem
Going green at high-speed
03 August, 2022
Concrete use on UK’s HS2 rail project is speeding advances in construction sustainability. Report by Patrick Reynolds
MDjv completes HS2 box and tunnel
29 July, 2022
HS2 station contractor Mace Dragados JV (MDjv) has excavated a 20m-deep box and a tunnel for the new Euston station.
HS2 hails successful hydrogen generator trial
21 July, 2022
An HS2 construction site in London has successfully trialled two hydrogen fuel cell-based electricity generators.
Laing O’Rourke to design and build HS2 Interchange Station in Solihull
13 July, 2022
The contractor has won the £370m contract ahead of Unity (a joint venture between Sir Robert McAlpine, VolkerFitzpatrick and WSP) and Skanska, who were named alongside Laing on the shortlist last year.
HS2 awards SCS JV extra £78m
30 June, 2022
HS2 Ltd has awarded the Skanska, Costain, Strabag joint venture (SCS JV) an additional £78m (US$94m) for its role in delivering the approach tunnels for Euston station.
Uinta Basin railway teams announced
20 May, 2022
Rio Grande Pacific Corporation has awarded the final engineering and construction contracts for the Uinta Basin Railway in Utah.
HS2 achieves first diesel-free site
13 May, 2022
HS2 has announced its first completely diesel-free site on the high-speed rail construction project.
SCS JV completes HS2 ancillary shaft base slab
29 March, 2022
HS2’s main works contractor, Skanska Costain STRABAG joint venture (SCS JV), has completed the base slab construction of the Victoria Road ancillary shaft.
Lower Thames Crossing to be "greenest road ever built in the UK"
25 February, 2022
The Lower Thames Crossing has been designated a ‘pathfinder’ project to explore carbon neutral construction as part of National Highways’ efforts to make the new crossing the greenest road ever built in the UK.
Implementing parametric design
28 January, 2022
Benjamin Lafarga, 31 and a tunnel engineer with Mott MacDonald, UK, won the BTS Harding Prize 2021 with a paper entitled ‘Implementation of parametric design in the tunnelling industry’. It is reproduced here with the author’s permission
No blanket solution
29 December, 2021
Variations in tunnels and inflows need different waterproofing solutions. Report by Patrick Reynolds
TBM delivery heralds HS2 London launch date
17 December, 2021
UK tunnelling activity is forging ahead following the recent delivery of two giant Herrenknecht EPB TBMs to HS2 main works civil contractor Skanska Costain Strabag JV in West London.
Skanska to expand Stockholm metro
17 November, 2021
Nordic construction and project development company Skanska has signed a contract with Stockholm’s regional council to build a new section of line for the metro at Nacka, Sweden.
Skanska to build Norway tunnel for landslide protection
19 October, 2021
Following the signing of a US$40m contract with Vestland County Council in Norway, construction firm Skanska is to build a new road tunnel in Kvinnherad municipality, around 75km southeast of Bergen.
Strabag bags 36,000 concrete-segment contract from HS2
12 October, 2021
Austria-based construction firm Strabag has a won a contract to supply around 36,000 precast concrete segments weighing up to 10t each for the London tunnels of HS2.
Five firms invited to tender for LTC road contracts
27 September, 2021
National Highways – formerly Highways England – has announced a shortlist of five construction and engineering companies to design and build the roads leading to the proposed Lower Thames Crossing (LTC).
HS2 reveals community-inspired headhouse design
03 September, 2021
New revised images reflecting a bold, modernist approach for the Adelaide Road Headhouse in Camden, London have been released by HS2 Ltd, developer of Phase 1 of the UK’s high-speed rail system between London and the West Midlands.
HS2 to employ innovative 3D printing process
03 August, 2021
In an effort to dramatically simplify construction and cut carbon by up to 50%, HS2 Ltd is to use an innovative graphene-reinforced concrete 3D-printing process to construct sections of the UK’s high-speed railway.
Skanska wins Norway water tunnel contract
05 July, 2021
Infrastructure firm Skanska has won a contract worth US$397m from the Agency for Water and Sewage in Oslo Municipality for the construction of a raw water tunnel between Hole municipality and Oslo, Norway.